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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 09:05 AM
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OK I can understand that. there is another possibility but I really don't like this option, my son is being watched by some family friends during that time. He is 11. it is possible to take the pup there, but i worry about her getting used to the that house and not ours?

am i being silly?
yeah, you're being a real knucklehead, if the pup has no sense of house-training i would wait 'till she does. a family friend isn't going to appreciate it pissin' on the floor. it'll take a few weeks to completely eliminate accidents. when you first get her i would just keep her in the basement with a bunch of pads in the corner. close the door. just make sure there in no way for it to crawl into a heater or boiler. enclosure? no, too much work. or once it knows to go on pads leave it locked in a puppy proofed room with pads in a corner. just what i would do, i'm not a dog expert. i'm a dog abuser though.
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Sorry, just saw your latest answer. I was between houses when I got Delgado so he lived with me at my parents’ house from when he was 9 weeks to 5 months old, it worked out just fine. My mom was home all day so she watched him and let him out, then our closing date came and we moved to our new house. By then he was fully house broken and didn't have a problem, even now if I need someone to watch my dogs I bring them to my parents 99.9% of the time. It's like a vacation for them to spend time with family, though I get a very enthusiastic greeting when I pick them up lol

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yeah, you're being a real knucklehead, if the pup has no sense of house-training i would wait 'till she does. a family friend isn't going to appreciate it pissin' on the floor. it'll take a few weeks to completely eliminate accidents. when you first get her i would just keep her in the basement with a bunch of pads in the corner. close the door. just make sure there in no way for it to crawl into a heater or boiler. enclosure? no, too much work. or once it knows to go on pads leave it locked in a puppy proofed room with pads in a corner. just what i would do, i'm not a dog expert. i'm a dog abuser though.
What is your deal? Seriously? The things that you write are ridiculous and mind boggling and I can't tell if you are drunk, weird, being sarcastic or just mean?

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Is it possible for your son's babysitter to watch him at your house? That way the puppy can be at home and your son can help take care of it.
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that might be a possibility... they actually live pretty close, a few min away.

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Is it possible for your son's babysitter to watch him at your house? That way the puppy can be at home and your son can help take care of it.
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What is your deal? Seriously? The things that you write are ridiculous and mind boggling and I can't tell if you are drunk, weird, being sarcastic or just mean?
forgot i posted that so didn't see the reply 'till now. i am sometimes drunk but the majority of the time i'm being sarcastic. this is prolly the most dead serious, no humor forum i ever came across in my internet usage history. we all love our dogs but you guys really need to lighten up at least a little bit.
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Buy a crate, she will sleep while you're at work.

For potty breaks, I hired a dog walker and that worked out well for me.

ETA: I also took a week's holidays when I first got my pup, to help her get used to the new home and routine.

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If your son's sitter is old enough to drive, would it be possible for her to bring your son home half way through the day. They could take the dog out and give a short play period. It would be a great opportunity for your son to learn the responsibility he has to HIS dog. It would be good for their bonding as well. Just a thought.

I also think the suggestion of the sitter watching your son at your home is good as well.

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If i were not already coming off 10 day vacation, planned months ago, i would gladly do that.

I guess keeping her in the basement seems like the best overall option, I will certainly try to get someone to come over at noon to let her out if I can.
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Congratulations on the new puppy! I bought turf/sod and left puppy in am empty room with hardwood floor. So there was a soft bed that his litter mates and mom had laid on, a low plastic container with sod-- large enough for puppy, and bully sticks. I did go home at lunch to let him out too. Every week I put down new sod to keep it fresh. It worked great and it reinforced going on grass.

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